Far from You

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 23, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
5 Reviews
Lost and alone...down the rabbit hole.

Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn't quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can by writing her music, losing herself in her love for her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and his new wife.

But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and newborn half sister, she'll face issues she's been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers something wonderful.

Perhaps she's not so alone after all....
 

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Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn’t quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can by writing her music, losing herself in her love for her boyfriend and distancing herself from her father and his new wife.
But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and her newborn half sister, she’ll face issues she’s been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers some thing wonderful.
Perhaps she’s not so alone after all…
This book was great and sad. Great because it’s an amazing story about a girl whose lost her way and finds the road again with the help of her dead mother. Sad because it reminds me of my friend who lost her mother about a year ago. I’m so impressed with how Lisa Schroder can write in poetry and still get the same picture out of it. I can’t write one poem let alone get a picture out of it. Alice was a relatable character for me. She deals with her mother’s death by distancing herself from her family. She throws herself into her music and the love of her boyfriend. I really like this cover because of the snowflakes. I also like how the girl is a shadow and it sais "do you believe in angels?" I don't think I really have a favorite character because there really aren't that many characters to chose from, but I like Alice's boyfriend because he's really supportive of her and that's a good thing to have in a guy. Looking for more Lisa Schroeder? When looking for more books she has written I came across a book that I love and didn't know had the same author, the book is called I Heart You You Haunt Me and it's a really fun fast read. Also go check out her website at, http://www.lisaschroederbooks.com/ Find out what happens when Alice is stuck in a snowstorm and her options are work with the people she has been avoiding ever since they came into her life or freeze to death.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
20
Section 5
27
Section 6
38
Section 7
49
Section 8
72
Section 21
179
Section 22
183
Section 23
207
Section 24
215
Section 25
222
Section 26
236
Section 27
252
Section 28
264

Section 9
75
Section 10
77
Section 11
79
Section 12
82
Section 13
88
Section 14
98
Section 15
122
Section 16
125
Section 17
138
Section 18
145
Section 19
152
Section 20
165
Section 29
267
Section 30
275
Section 31
277
Section 32
294
Section 33
297
Section 34
302
Section 35
310
Section 36
312
Section 37
324
Section 38
336
Section 39
342
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Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; Far from You; and the teen prose novel Falling for You. She is also the author of the middle grade prose novels It’s Raining Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Secrets, and Frosting and Friendship. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at LisaSchroederBooks.com or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.

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